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Jorge Arroyo

Boston University
Assistant Professor of Lighting Design & Co-Chair of Design and Production
Jorge Arroyo  is a freelance lighting designer based in Boston and New York with over 25 years of experience in theater, dance, concerts, corporate events, opera, and television. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is one of only a handful of professional lighting designers to hail from the island. He is a storyteller who uses light as the medium of communication using both an intellectual and emotional approach to connect with the audience.

His work has been seen at venues such as The Alley Theatre, The Huntington, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Public Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, The Arden, Westport Country Playhouse and others. He has previously served as the Resident Lighting Designer for Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, and Luna Stage. He has created designs for over 50 shows at both the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center for artists such as Alicia Keys, Gabriel Iglesias, the Wayans Brothers, the Chieftains, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Paquito D'Rivera, Phoebe Snow, Stanley Jordan, Kenny Garrett, Jackie Mason, and others.

He has also worked with choreographer Stacey Tookey, three-time Emmy nominee for her choreography on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, on her production of Moments Defined in both New York and California. He has co-authored the last three versions of the Lightwright manual and tutorial. Jorge received his MFA from New York University and is currently an assistant professor of Lighting Design and Co-Chair of Design and Production at Boston University and is a member of USA Local 829.

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